Off The Record Birmingham Music Meetup

What's a record club?

Off The Record is a monthly event where a bunch of music-loving people get together to listen to a whole album in full – no distractions, no interruptions – and then talk about it afterwards. In a fast-paced world where we don't make time for music, it's about stopping and appreciating something new.

Where and when does it happen?

Off The Record is hosted at Cherry Reds in central Birmingham. It's an evening event, running from 7pm-9.30pm or so, with 10-20 people attending. It's free – if you like music and food/drinks, you are super welcome.

Got a record to suggest?

Cool – we have some guidelines on hosting a playback / discussion below. Have a read and you'll eventually be able to submit your record suggestion where people can vote for it for an upcoming Off The Record session. Or if you really can't wait, email Matt with your nominations.

Can I follow you on social media?!

Go on then. Give us a follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Okay, I'm convinced, what next?

Great. Sign up to attend here!

Past Events

  • 76%
    #28: "You Had To Be There"
    Broadcast – The Noise Made by People (2000)
    26 Nov 2018 • Host: Andrea Breau
  • 81%
    #27: "You Had To Be There"
    Donny Hathaway – Live (1972)
    30 Oct 2018 • Host: Calum Mayer
  • 74%
    #26: "You May Remember Me From..."
    Julian Cope – Fried (1985)
    27 Sep 2018 • Host: Lewis Burn
  • 66%
    #25: "Sold Out?"
    Moby – Play (1999)
    29 Aug 2018 • Host: Ruth Harvey
  • 71%
    #24: "Songs About Places"
    Drive-by Truckers – Dirty South (2004)
    25 Jul 2018 • Host: Russell Young
  • 76%
    #23: "Trust The Algorithm"
    Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer (2018)
    26 Jun 2018 • Host: Matt Andrews
  • 69%
    #22: "No Guitars"
    Agnes Obel – Citizen of Glass (2016)
    30 May 2018 • Host: Lauren Armstrong
  • 69%
    #21: "Bilingual"
    Kimonos – Kimonos (2010)
    26 Mar 2018 • Host: Abdul Cabdullahi
  • 75%
    #20: "Black & White"
    Joe Jackson – Look Sharp! (1979)
    28 Feb 2018 • Host: Steve Whitty
  • 73%
    #19: "Siblings"
    The Breeders – Last Splash (1993)
    25 Jan 2018 • Host: Martin Brown
  • #18: "2017 in Review"
    19 Dec 2017 • Host: Matt Andrews
  • 73%
    #17: "Uncovered"
    Jackson Browne – For Everyman (1973)
    29 Nov 2017 • Host: Calum Mayer
  • 62%
    #16: "Gone Too Soon"
    The Exploding Hearts – Guitar Romantic (2003)
    23 Oct 2017 • Host: Matt Andrews
  • 67%
    #15: "Tributes"
    Hal Willner – Stay Awake (1988)
    27 Sep 2017 • Host: William McCabe
  • 65%
    #14: "That's Not What I Expected"
    The Duckworth Lewis Method – Self Titled (2009)
    30 Aug 2017 • Host: Joe Grassby
  • 75%
    #13: "A European Union"
    The Whitest Boy Alive – Rules (2009)
    25 Jul 2017 • Host: Abdul Cabdullahi
  • 68%
    #12: "Canadiana"
    The Weakerthans – Reunion Tour (2007)
    28 Jun 2017 • Host: Lauren Armstrong
  • 65%
    #11: "Found Sounds"
    The Avalanches – Since I Left You (2000)
    25 May 2017 • Host: Rob Lindsay
  • 76%
    #10: "Inherited Taste"
    Pulp – Different Class (1995)
    27 Apr 2017 • Host: Rebecca Cowley
  • 70%
    #9: "Introducing"
    Charles Mingus – Blues & Roots (1960)
    23 Mar 2017 • Host: David Rapson
  • 75%
    #8: "World Building"
    The Phenomenauts – For All Mankind (2008)
    23 Feb 2017 • Host: Emily Collins
  • 67%
    #7: "Genre Mashups"
    Bran Van 3000 – Glee (1997)
    26 Jan 2017 • Host: Matt Rose
  • #6: "Word Of Mouth"
    My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (1991)
    29 Nov 2016 • Host: Andrea Breau
  • #5: "Suffering For Art"
    Say Anything – ...Is A Real Boy (2004)
    25 Oct 2016 • Host: Joseph Bell
  • #4: "Cult Failures"
    Big Star – Radio City (1972)
    14 Sep 2016 • Host: Calum Mayer
  • #3: "Re-runs"
    Townes Van Zandt – Townes Van Zandt (1968)
    11 Nov 2015 • Host: Matt Andrews
  • #2: "Artists Who Went Solo"
    Morrissey – Viva Hate (1988)
    07 Apr 2015 • Host: Dylan Smith
  • #1: "Debut"
    25 Feb 2015 • Host: Matt Andrews